Assessment for development

Assessment for Development is LDC's flagship assessment and planning tool designed especially for New Zealand's public sector, drawing on the chief executives and State Services Commissioner's Leadership Success Profile (pdf).

Aimed at senior leaders (identified or nominated by their chief executive), the tool involves coaching, assessment (using tools such as self-assessment and 360 degree assessment), leadership development planning and sharing the results with a participant's chief executive or manager.

It is a thorough process that can take anywhere between three and six months.

The strength of this tool is that it gives participants an up-to-date, detailed and accurate picture of their skills and leadership development needs.

For chief executives, the tool will help you:

  • identify the leadership skills and needs of individuals and groups
  • use robust data to set goals, develop a leadership development strategy and make decisions about leadership development such as which LDC programmes to invest in and for whom
  • draw on a range of data to make a range of career development decisions - Assessment for Development can be used alongside the State Services Commission's Performance Improvement Framework and LDC 360 degree assessments
  • get a snapshot of the leadership skills and development needs across the whole system (over time as the tool is used and data is collected).

For more information, contact LDC's Researcher/Industrial and Organisational Psychologist Angus Bain on 04 494 8383.

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